Nassos Stylianou

I'm a journalist with BBC News, specialising in data-driven journalism, finding stories from complex data sets and visualising them online. Have been editorial lead on a number of very successful and award-winning BBC projects. You can get in touch by email at [email protected] or through any of the social media platforms below.


Coffee under threat

June 2017, BBC News

Will coffee taste worse as the planet warms? A feature examining the impact that climate change could have on coffee, both in terms of quality and price.

Things I did: Story planning, writing and reporting, data analysis, map-making and production. Used Excel, QGIS and processed Landsat satellite imagery using command line tools.
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Trump's wall

June 2017, BBC News

Six reasons Trump’s wall may not actually get built: Worked with a colleague to look at the obstacles President Trump will have to dodge to build a cross-country barrier.

Things I did: Data extraction, analysis and map-making. Used R to scrape online data, used QGIS and GDAL to make maps and processed Landsat satellite imagery with command line tools.
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Election results mapped

June 2017, BBC News

The 2017 UK general election in graphics: A BBC data team analysis of a stunning general election looking at how the UK's political geography has changed.

Things I did: Story planning, reporting, data analysis and map-making. Used R to write scripts to clean and analyse election result data and QGIS to produce maps.
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Olympic body match

August 2016, BBC News

Who is your Olympic body match? Interactive calculator where by entering their height, weight and age, users can find out which athlete taking part in Rio 2016 they are most like.

Things I did: Story planning and data analysis. Used R to write scripts to query and test the Olympic athelete dataset.
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Buried without a name

May 2016, BBC News

The untold story of Europe's drowned migrants: A BBC investigation quantifying the number of people who died crossing the Mediterranean and buried in unmarked graves.

Things I did: Story planning, reporting, data journalism, map-making and project management. Used Excel, QGIS, GDAL and processed Landsat satellite imagery using command line tools.
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Life in Syria

March 2016, BBC News

Life and death in Syria: Worked with colleagues to examine what life is like for the millions who live in the country five years into a devastating war. Won best data vis at the European Digital Media Awards 2017.

Things I did: Story planning, reporting, data analysis and visualisation for two of the five sections of this story. Mainly used Excel for any data analysis.
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Will a robot take your job?

July 2015, BBC News

Interactive calculator where users can find out the likelihood of their job becoming automated. Project Featured in the 'Hello, Robot.' exhibition at the MAK museum in Vienna.

Things I did: Story planning, writing, data analysis and project management. Used a combination of Excel and R for data analysis.
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A Greek tragedy

July 2015, BBC News

How bad are things for the people of Greece? Feature a colleague and I worked on looking at how the ongoing recession is affecting the lives of the people in Greece.

Things I did: Story planning, writing, reporting and interviewing, data analysis and visualisation.
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You vs Ronaldo

February 2015, BBC News

How long would it take to earn a footballer’s salary? Interactive page allowing users to compare their wages to those of global football stars. Won best data vis at the European Digital Media Awards 2016.

Things I did: Story planning, writing and reporting, data analysis, unit testing, project management.
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Mapping jihadist attacks

December 2014, BBC News

Tracking a month of deadly attacks: BBC and Kings College London investigation mapping jihadist attacks in November 2014. Project won the Royal Statistical Society best data visualisation award.

Things I did: Assisted senior journalist in the reporting, data journalism and map-making for this story. Used Excel and QGIS.
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Tracing patient zero

November 2014, BBC News

How world’s worst Ebola outbreak began with one boy’s death: Visually-led story on how the Ebola outbreak that ravaged West Africa in 2014 started and spread.

Things I did: Story planning, writing and reporting, data scraping, data cleaning and map-making. Used Excel, Tabula for PDF parsing, Open Refine for data cleaning and QGIS.
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A democratic deficit?

May 2014, Financial Times

European Parliament’s turnout problem in 3 charts: A feature with the FT's senior data journalist examining the democratic deficit of European Parliament elections ahead of the May 2015 vote.

Things I did: Story planning, writing and data analysis. Mainly used Excel for analysis.
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